Life Lesson: I Have Too Many Shoes

All these shoes in the world and they need a happy home. I can provide that.
All these shoes in the world and they need a happy home. I can offer that.

Disclaimer: One can never own too many shoes. It isn’t possible. It’s an oxymoron. If someone tells you that you own too many shoes, say “Goodbye.” You don’t need that negativity in your life.

I bitch. I worry. I over think. I’m not organized in the traditional sense of the word. I could go on and on. One thing I’ve learned as of lately and I literally mean as of lately, is that the only thing I really have control over is where I am going and how I’m going to get there.

It’s really easy to get into a creative rut and it’s easy to stay there whether you want to or not. You think that you are trying everything to get out of it but your approach is really wrong. I learned that I can’t look at the past failures and correct those. I have to look at past failures and realize what went wrong, accept that, move on to the next chapter. Getting stuck in those failures does nothing but deter you from the greatness that you are suppose to do in life. I know I sound like a Oprah Winfrey episode but I’m serious.

Everyone has a chapter in their life where things didn’t go as smoothly as they wanted them to. It wouldn’t be life without these bumps.

Honestly, this post had nothing to do with shoes except that I own too many shoes and that is a life lesson. Don’t ya think?

End of Summer: PTown Carnival 2014

Morning At The Marina
Morning At The Marina

Summer is officially over! Nothing else to look forward to this season. I could be bummed out about it, however, I’m not. I’m actually taking the time to look back on the fun things that I did when I wasn’t working. One of those things actually was experiencing Provincetown during the summer months!

Provincetown is a wonderful community at the tip of cape in Massachusetts. A wide array of many people and in the summer it gets really packed. My friend Joe who run’s Contagious Events hosted a trip to Ptown for their Carnival celebration in August. If you’ve never experienced, it is something you must. Thank you Ryan for use of your boat! Hopefully next year we get to be in the parade. Looks like a lot of fun!

 

My New Favorite Haircut

Whatever Coco says, just trust it!
I trust this statement despite being a man. It holds true as well. 

If you live in Boston or the surrounding area and you are in need of a life changing haircut, let me make tell you who will make that happen! Jesse Blodgett down at Salon Mario Russo on Newbury St is the man!

When your hair is right.You feel complete.
When your hair is right.You feel complete.

Now that my hair is darker at the moment, I wanted to fade it so that it would grow out nice. I normally see Tyler but was left in the hands of new stylist Jesse. I left it to him to decide how he would go about it and I think he did a pretty spectacular job. I’m one of those people that’s extremely picky but I don’t know what I want either.

Keep It Cute. Keep It Fresh.
Keep It Cute. Keep It Fresh.

Most of the time at the barbershop, they use clippers and then sometimes they’ll blend with scissors. Midway through the haircut, Jesse employed an awesome technique of razor blending to really blend the lines for a nice fade!

I really love my haircut!
I really love my haircut!

Honestly, I couldn’t be more happy with my haircut!

Note: I’ve had a lot of haircuts and I’m typically never this happy. I’m very happy!

 

NOROOZ 1393-2014! ALANGOO’S EGG DECORATING CONTEST!

Last year's winner Ala Hashemi
Last year’s winner Ala Hashemi

For the 3rd year in a row, ALANGOO is hosting their egg decorating contest. People from all over the world are invited to give photos via Facebook or Twitter or you can directly email to: admin@alangoo.com. It’ll be fun. The winner receives a $50 credit to spend on ALANGOO.

You can read the official blog post here.

To learn more about Persian New Year, Norooz and Haftseen, click here!

 

 

Valuable Lesons In Life: The World According To Karl Lagerfeld

What Would Karl Lagerfeld Say?
What Would Karl Lagerfeld Say?

“The minute you think the past was better, your present becomes secondhand and you become vintage, it’s OK for clothes, not that great for people.”–Karl Lagerfeld

Honestly, I could learn every valuable lesson about life and apply it to any situation if I read “The World According To Karl” and that’s a fact. There’s a quote for every possible thing as told in a rather matter of fact way. I understand his bitchiness. I understand.

Sometimes taking a step back is taking a step forward
Sometimes taking a step back is taking a step forward

I learned a few valuable lessons while pressing “pause” and taking a hiatus. That I cannot take a hiatus because I get bored. I don’t regret anything because all things happen for a reason. I learned that lesson that it’s OK to actually to do what I want in life because it’s my life and nobody has to live it but me.

Friends For Life
Friends For Life

One of my best friends who I’ve been friends with since I was 16 just turned 30. We’re born 2 years and 2 months apart on the same day. Crazy.  As I get older and learn lessons and actually apply them, it’s a great feeling. Now, I think the most important lesson on the agenda to learn before 30 is “How To Drive A Car”, that’ll be interesting!

We're getting old.
We’re getting old. 12 years and some new friends later…

 

Another valuable lesson is to always give your potential new people in your life an audition. It’s like trying on clothes but you try them out on social media sites and if it doesn’t mesh. BYE, FELICIA!

Somebody could have told me my shirt was not tucked!

2 Lucky Winners: Handmade By M GIVEAWAY

Handmade by M
Handmade by M  

2 people will be chosen. The recipients will receive a gift certificate valued at $80 for their own custom made Handmade By M knit scarf!  It’s simple. You’ve got nothing to lose but the chance of actually winning the scarf! 

The contest is really easy and it goes like this: 

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Outfit Of The Day: The Struggle Is Real

Outfit Of The Day: Broke

HM-Blazer

Forever 21-Cropped Tee

Zara-Pants

Steve Madden-Boots